RE: [asa] biological evolution and a literal Adam- logically inconsistent?

From: George Cooper <>
Date: Mon Sep 08 2008 - 14:54:33 EDT

Thanks David.

Given the peak glacial period was around 16,000 years ago, perhaps other
geological changes existed that would give greater credibility to Eden being
very near the headwaters.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Campbell []
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 3:47 PM
To: George Cooper
Subject: Re: [asa] biological evolution and a literal Adam- logically

> If villages existed 20,000 years ago in the region near the four
> mentioned headwaters, would we likely know about it by now?

Just a note that some models do not take it as headwaters but as a
spot towards the mouth where the rivers join up. E.g., Glen Morton's
model or Kitchen's suggestion of a spot in what's now the upper end of
the Persian Gulf (one of the rivers being identified with a
paleochannel now buried in the desert of the northern end of Arabia).

I don't know if there is much non-proprietary data on the Quaternary
record in the Gulf. With the combination of security challenges and
oil companies wanting to keep data secret (plus the fact that the
relevant layers are far to shallow to interest the oil companies), I'd
guess there isn't that much data.

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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